What are Your Options for Auto Transport Insurance
When moving you will have many aspects of your home to pack up and transport to your new destination. This includes all of your clothes, furniture and your car (for those who are moving long distances). In this case, your possessions will be packed up either by yourself or by a professional moving company and taken to the new location; while you will use another company such as an auto transport company to move your car to your new home.
When it comes to transporting cars, there are many things that need to be considered. We are all aware that we cannot drive a vehicle without having the necessary licenses – both our own personal driving license and the lisences which are required by law before vehicles are able to be driven on public roads. It is absolutely vital, when the need arises to transport your car, to employ a reputable vehicle transportation company which has every possible credential and is able to show you its licenses and insurance policies pertaining to the moving of cars and other vehicles.
When shipping a car, you should also understand the car movers' insurance policy. Since your car will be traveling a long distance you will want to know that it is covered for everything from dents to an accident. Every vehicle transportation company must, by law, have such insurance policies. When you check the policy relating to your car, ask as many questions as possible, such as if every part of the car is covered, or just the body; and if it is covered for total loss. Get everything agreed to in writing and signed by an official of the company, not just a representative who may not have the right to commit the auto transport company legally.
If you are uncertain about some aspects of a car movers insurance, call your own auto insurance company and ask them if you vehicle is covered by your existing personal policy for being transported by a third party. It may be the case that it is, but more often than not it will not be. The possibility then arises of adding an amount to your policy for a short period of time in order to cover your car during the move. This may prove to be money well spent.
Whatever the policy covering your car when it is being transported by an auto shipper from one location to another, there will, in almost every case, be no insurance for items left inside the car. So be sure to remove everything like the radio or disc player and all personal possessions which may cause damage to the interior of your car if they move around during transit.